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Our webinars

The Restraint Reduction Network runs a regular series of webinars which aim to share the most up-to-date knowledge and best practice to reduce reliance on restrictive practices and make a real difference in the lives of people. This page contains a list of our upcoming webinars with links to registration, and all our webinars are recorded and can be accessed ... Read More »

In defence of the indefensible: RRN Chair Joy Duxbury gives her Professorial Lecture

Professor Joy Duxbury will be giving her Professorial Lecture, ‘In defence of the indefensible: The use of physical restraint in health and social care settings – The Sequel’ on Tuesday 11 September. Joy has been working on minimising restrictive and coercive practices in health and social care settings now for several years. This has included working with service users, staff, ... Read More »

32 women die after being restrained

New research published today by Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk,  reveals 32 women have died after experiencing restraint over a five-year period.  The data, on patients detained under the Mental Health Act, suggest women were more likely to have restraint-related deaths than men between 2012/13 and 2016/17. Katharine Sacks Jones, the Director of Agenda and co-chair ... Read More »

New guidelines on recording, monitoring and regulation of restrictive interventions

New guidelines on the recording, monitoring and regulation of restrictive interventions (RI) have just been published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Ben Higgins and Sarah Leitch from BILD provided input during the preparation of the report. The guidance focuses on inpatient services, but the principles can be applied to most settings and client groups, such as schools, care homes ... Read More »

New inquiry launched into restraint and seclusion in Scottish schools

The Children and Young People Commissioner for Scotland Bruce Adamson has launched a formal investigation into restraint and seclusion in schools. Campaigner Beth Morrison tells us why this is such an important step. “After seven and a half years of campaigning for change, including a Parliamentary Petition that is still being debated after more than 3 years, I am delighted ... Read More »

Help to shape the future of the Restraint Reduction Network

If you are passionate about reducing the unnecessary use of restrictive practices and would like to be active in the RRN community – please come and talk to us about it. Book your place at one of two free events we are running in April,  one in London and one in Manchester.  We think the RRN should be a place where ... Read More »